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Holistic DarwinismSynergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution$
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Peter Corning

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226116136

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.001.0001

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Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Evolution of Politics

Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Evolution of Politics

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Holistic Darwinism

Peter A. Corning

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the relationship between synergy, cybernetics, and the bioeconomics of sociality. It argues that the parallel evolution of cybernetic process has been a major codeterminant of complexification process or the evolution of complex systems over time. This chapter highlights the role of cybernetic control processes in living systems of all kinds and explains how Synergism Hypothesis relates specifically to the evolution of cybernetic systems in human societies.

Keywords:   synergy, cybernetics, bioeconomics of sociality, complex systems, cybernetic control process, Synergism Hypothesis, human societies

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